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Coastal Passage Canadian Rockies Excursion Eastbound

Overview

The spectacular Rocky Mountaineer route, the Coastal Passage, is the highlight in this 7 day trip. The three day rail journey through the Canadian Rockies takes you from Seattle to the resort town of Banff. The rest of your week between Seattle and Calgary is packed with scenic highlights, wildlife spotting and relaxed days to enjoy.

What's included

• 3 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
• 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
• 6 nights hotel accommodation
• North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
• Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
• Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Itinerary

Day 1 - Seattle Arrival

Arrive in Seattle and spend time exploring Seattle’s waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, the sights of Pike Place Market or the Space Needle on your own at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.

Day 2 - Seattle to Vancouver

Take in the sights of Seattle you didn’t see yesterday before checking out from your hotel. A motorcoach will transfer you and your luggage to King Street Station to check in for the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey to Vancouver.

After boarding, toast the rail voyage ahead and enjoy dinner onboard as you travel past the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington as you wave goodbye to Seattle. Highlights include the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond. After crossing the Canadian border, you’ll see the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast and travels into Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver, a motorcoach will transfer you from Pacific Central Station to your nearby downtown hotel. Overnight in Vancouver.

Dinner included.

Day 3 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 4 - Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 5 Kamloops to Banff

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranch lands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 6 - Banff to Calgary with Summit Helicopter Tour

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 7 Calgary – End of Tour

Your tour ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranch lands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Breakfast & lunch included.

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Dates

2016

Aug                           19

Sep                            2, 9, 16


2017


May                           19

Jun                            2, 16, 30

Jul                             7, 14, 21,28

Aug                           25

Sep                           1,8, 15 

May 16, 30 Seattle
June 13, 27 Seattle
July 4, 11, 18, 25 Seattle
August 22, 29 Seattle
September 5, 12 Seattle
May 2017 19 Seattle
Jun 2, 16, 30 Seattle
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 Seattle
Aug 25 Seattle
Sep 2017 1, 8, 15 Seattle

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Services

 

GoldLeaf Service

SilverLeaf Service

Coach Style

Bi-level dome

Single-level dome

Window Style

Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows

Oversized domed windows

Included meals served onboard

Gourmet à la carte

Hot or cold breakfast options, Delicious hot entree lunch options

Gourmet Snacks 

Included

Included

Meal service style

Served in the dining room

Individual service at your seat

Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts

Three to Four, plus full culinary team

Three

Alcoholic beverages

Complimentary throughout journey

Complimentary throughout journey

Non-alcoholic beverages

Included

Included

Outdoor viewing area

Large open-air vestibule

Outdoor viewing between coaches

Luggage in Kamloops/ Quesnel

Delivered to your hotel

Delivered to your hotel

Full storytelling

Included

Included

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At a glance


  • Child age: 11 years
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Coastal Passage train journey from Seattle to Banff
  • Does not include flights

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At a glance


  • Child age: 11 years
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Coastal Passage train journey from Seattle to Banff
  • Does not include flights

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Why book with American Affair


  • Expert Knowledge
  • 20 Years Travel Experience
  • ATOL & IATA Protected
  • Tailor Made Holidays

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